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by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 13512

Re: Ask an atheist..?

None of these arguments point to god. I take it from your handle that you claim to be a student of RelSt, or are a wanna be PhD student. If you want to be taken seriously I suggest you sign up for a BA in philosophy at a decent University first. Otherwise you are just going to be a laughing stock. ...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 13512

Re: Ask an atheist..?

No Yes., QED arguments for god being circular, are not viable. Are you shooting yourself in the foot, or trying to shoot me in the foot? Either way arguments for God as still unviable. Where an argument is circular, yes, it is not viable. Absolutely no argument there. The arguments I offered are no...
by Lev Muishkin
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 14419

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

There's no inherent contradiction between holding that a person can be both important and unhelpful. If we take "important" to mean "of great significance or value; likely to have a profound effect on success, survival, or well-being," Hitler is undeniably important in the context of human history....
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Black People and Crime
Replies: 364
Views: 57930

Re: Black People and Crime

Arising_uk wrote:]Read Darwin's The Origin of Species. Its also not quite true about the two people as non-africans have traces of a completely different species in them, i.e. the neanderthal and apparently its due to the female line.
This is nonsensical.
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Black People and Crime
Replies: 364
Views: 57930

Re: Black People and Crime

“While Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were continuing to stir up racial animosity in Sanford Florida, one of the worst mass shootings in Florida history was taking place in Miami. Last Friday, 14 people were shot and two men were killed during a funeral for 21-year-old Morvin Andre. A 5-year-old gir...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 20570

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

The reason I stopped by this thread is because of two reason. I thought the OP was about Nietzsche, and his notion of the Eternal Recurrence(ER), and because in the USA it is Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day (the film) is the best explanation of the meaning of the ER. Nietzsche was not a spiritualist, m...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)
Replies: 110
Views: 20570

Re: Are we eternal? (Eternal Recurrence)

If we live in a multiverse that indicates eternal inflation, does it mean we actually live over and over again the same life? Sorry if it was hard to understand or just bad grammar, english is not my main language. Greetings We are on a balloon that is inflating. Do balloons live again? I don't kno...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 14419

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

This all depends on the connotations of "important", and if the Pope is characterised not only by being listened to but having the ability to listen: something Popes are historically very poor at. People listened to Ghengis Khan and Hitler too. It's not a measure that anything they say is true or h...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is wise?
Replies: 106
Views: 16929

Re: What is wise?

There's no secret what wisdom is. Wisdom is the efficiency of knowledge. So if your knowledge is efficient: it is dependable and creates desirable effects, then it is efficient, and then it is wisdom. A king wanted to make his country even more rich. He realized that the old did not work and used r...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is wise?
Replies: 106
Views: 16929

Re: What is wise?

I have been thinking about wisdom recently and I don't think I can really grasp what it means any more, it's used for really odd things, so that it has become stretched so thin that there is no longer an actual wisdom any more. Can someone bring me back down to Earth perhaps, what the hell is it, a...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Charlie Hebdo
Replies: 43
Views: 5388

Re: Charlie Hebdo

The proper way to criticize Islam is to simply talk about those extremes, not to make fun of them. The point about free speech is that people express themselves in the way they find best. You can say more about a situation with a simple image and caption than a thousand wise words. Comedy is not im...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Teaching "Critical Thinking" in Education?
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Re: Teaching "Critical Thinking" in Education?

"These 'rules' of thinking should be on the top of curriculum from the kindergarten on. I call it the rules of "Critical Thinking". It is all about asking the right questions and insisting on answers. 1. how do you define it? 2. is your definition based on reliable observation and logic? 3. how do ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowing how versus Knowing that
Replies: 191
Views: 19565

Re: Knowing how versus Knowing that

Unconscious motor responses don't seem to require any higher level cognitive abilities. That is not the case with examples of excellence. Drumming and piano playing require unconscious viceral knowledge of the instruments; the score, and a deep emotional commitment to the music. People without high...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask an atheist..?
Replies: 103
Views: 13512

Re: Ask an atheist..?

Each one of these arguments is flawed, and are thus not viable. Which arguments? You're speaking as if we've settled on a set of arguments. I, at least, have not mentioned any. What arguments are you talking about? I've never seen any argument for the non-existence of god. . Whilst I have seen all ...
by Lev Muishkin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Christia
Replies: 124
Views: 14419

Re: Is the Pope slamming Islam for what the Vatican and Chri

If importance is gauged by how many people pay attention to what he says, then the Pope has a good shot at being the most important person on the planet. If you gauge importance by what he says, that is a different story, you choose. This all depends on the connotations of "important", and if the P...